An emotional "word picture" is a communication skill that brings to life the thoughts we want to share. It uses a story or object to simultaneously activate the emotions and intellect of another person. It causes them to experience our words, not just hear them. Five Reasons to Use Emotional Word Pictures: Word pictures have [...]
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There are three key sources that most people look to in order to find happiness and avoid the pain of negative emotions: People - Mate, boyfriend, girlfriend, children, parents, et al. People often don't light up our life because they are preoccupied with meeting their own needs. Even in intimate relationships we can experience hurt, [...]
Her voice was calm as she shared her need, but her husband's reaction was swift. “What do you mean, ‘spend more time together at home’? When I’m home all you seem to want to do is sit on the couch and watch your favorite shows. How can that be spending time together? I would love [...]
It’s a strange thing. I rarely have a man ask me, “Why doesn’t my wife talk to me?” What I do hear is almost always the opposite—“Why doesn’t my husband talk to me?” It’s something of an axiom that men do not have as great a desire for conversation with their wives as women do [...]
You’ve probably noticed by now that being responsible doesn’t come naturally with most kids. It’s a skill that is developed in them through training. It’s learned. As parents this is one of the most crucial tasks that we must focus on in raising our children. What you do now during their formative in creating that [...]
Forgiveness Ephesians 4:32 In a fallen world, forgiveness is essential to maintain close relationships. We all need forgiveness and we all need to grant forgiveness, because we all sin and we all have been sinned against. But asking for and granting forgiveness are not easy tasks! It’s not an easy subject to understand, as [...]
The Strong-Willed Spouse: When Being Right Can Make Everything Wrong “Don’t be stubborn like a horse or mule. They need a bit and bridle in their mouth to restrain them, or they will not come near you.” Ps. 32:9 You’re in the middle of another argument with your partner. They’re driving you crazy. Can’t they see [...]
Teaching Your Child How to Manage Anger Biblically Introduction: A child that does not learn to handle his/her anger in a biblically appropriatemanner will experience a lifetime of personal and interpersonal problems (i.e. social/relational, emotional, occupational, spiritual, physical, etc.). Ideally, anger management skills should be taught during a child’s formative years before destructive habits are [...]
Are You a Giver or a Taker? The Common Marital Complaint Married women have a common complaint against their husbands: They feel used and taken advantage of. Research confirms that in the areas of emotional intimacy, affection, companionship, attentiveness, division of household work, and childcare, women typically do the heavy lifting. They sense they [...]
The Top Ten Strengths of Happy Marriages Marriage can be one of the most satisfying and fulfilling of all human relationships; a source of deep joy, strength, and a haven of quiet rest and comfort from the world. Ironically, marital relationships also possess the capacity to be very disappointing, frustrating, and painfully conflicted; a [...]